Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Milford Sound, New Zealand

Apr 23, 2009 - Milford Sound-Twizel

Paid $180 to go with a tour company called Trips and Tramps was recommended this by Tourist Site in Ashburton. It covered pick up in Te Anau guided talk of surroundings boat trip on the Sound and out to Sea plus a walk up one of the scenic routes of the area (Fjord land). At 8am was picked up with 4 others (end of season) the weather was good. Stopped at Mirror Lake good photo opportunity. Then it was on to the tunnel which only had one lane. So you could wait up to 15min before lights changed to green. More photo opps. The guide was...

Jump to full entry

Apr 7, 2009 - Milford Sound

Nous avons quitté Tuatapere pour se rendre à Milford Sound, l’un des sites les plus visités de la Nouvelle-Zélande. Tout d’abord, il faut dire que cette région est très pluvieuse, mais vraiment très très pluvieuse. Il pleut environ 200 jours par an et la moyenne annuelle de précipitation est de 7000 mm de pluie ou si vous préférez 7 mètres!!! Pouvez-vous imaginez? C’est deux fois plus que la forêt amazonienne. Pensez-vous que nous avons été chanceux? Eh bien oui, il pleuvait lors de notre passage. C’était pratiquement le déluge, il est...

Jump to full entry

Apr 4, 2009 - Routeburn track et Milford Sound

Depart 8h am de Queenstown vers le Routeburn shelter, ou Melanie et moi avons debute notre grande aventure. Notre premiere journee de marche a ete longue et difficile, mais nous etions recompenses par la superbe journee ensoleilee et les milles et un paysages sortis d'un compte de fee. Partout ou je regardais, j'avais l'impression de regarder des cartes postales. On etait en pleine nature, on etais libres, seules au monde dans un endroit magique. Cette journee la, on a marche 20 km en huit heures, pour enfin atteindre la "Mackenzie hut",...

Jump to full entry

Mar 20, 2009 - Milford Track

Finally, after years of talking about doing it, we booked far-enough in advance to gain entry to the famous Milford Track. Only forty people per day are admitted to the track as space in the overnight huts is limited and the intelligent people running the department of conservation here have decided that that is the right number to ensure a safe, enjoyable and sustainable hike for those lucky enough to get a spot. We flew into Dunedin, then drove a rental car to the ferry at Te Anau downs. We were ferried 1.5 hours to the track's start....

Jump to full entry

Feb 21, 2009 - Milford Sounds

Bloody hell, when it rains here it doesn't stop. Still the weather managed to clear a little bit for my bus/cruise tour of the Milford Sounds. I have to say so far this has been the impressive sight of my trip. I heard lots of people big it up before I went, but even so it still managed to take my breath away. What you don't really get from the postcard pictures is the sheer sense of scale you get from being dwarved on all sides by the mountains. As it was raining, there were a few clouds about clinging onto the mountain tips and with the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Grand Day Out

Feb 12, 2009 - Overnight On Milford Sound - Just Awesome!!

WE WILL HOPEFULLY PUT IN A COUPLE OF PHOTOS LATER... What an awesome overnight trip out on to Milford Sound - just perfect conditions to see Mitre Peak, the opportunity to kayak out on Harrisons Inlet and John even jumped in for a very brief swim (for which read 10 seconds!) Last time we went to Milford it had been raining heavily and the sheer fiord sides were dancing with hundreds of waterfalls. This time we were able to appreciate the scale of the fiord sides (the cluoud was too low before) in places rising vertically 1000m (and a...

Jump to full entry

Feb 3, 2009 - Fiordland and the Big Fish

“What is a fiord?” we pondered as we pulled out of Wanaka heading to Te Anau. Sounds Norwegian, we decided. The drive was stunning. Vineyards, wineries and fruit stands lined the road competing for our attention along with the rivers and mountains. Apricots and cherries in hand, we stopped in Queenstown for lunch and supplies before heading into the bush. Every region has its own angler access guide. They’re fantastic and most routes lead onto and through private farmland. We stopped at a fishing shop along the way to Te Anau for some lures...

Jump to full entry

Jan 31, 2009 - Milford Sound

The weather was not our friend today. At first we didn’t mind since this was one of our longer driving days. We weren’t really sure how long. Each reference we consulted gave a different distance/travel time between Dunedin and Milford. It ended up being about six hours with a lunch break and included a four mile stretch of (motorway) expressway. Expressways are very rare around here. Most people who tour Milford Sound drive in for the day and we’d read that it can get really crowded here. There are only about ten camp sites in Milford and...

Jump to full entry

Jan 9, 2009 - Milford Sound

We’re here! The furthest south in New Zealand that we plan to go. And what a spot. It was lashing with rain but that can’t really take away the drama of the place. There is only one campsite here in Fiordland National Park, so thankfully Martin had the foresight to book this one months ago. (Unlike Australia, where you can’t camp anywhere but in a designated site, in NZ you can stop pretty much where you like so Milford was the only campsite booking we had.) It was a long old drive here and people were getting turned away as the campsite...

Jump to full entry

Dec 12, 2008 - MIlford Sound

Hi Everygody! Yesterday evening we spent the night on an overnight cruise through the Milford Sound. It was truly an amazing sight. The first day we had sun and 30 knot winds, and the next day it was rainy and calm, but the rain caused several small water cascades to fall along the mountain granite face walls which was super cool. Sleeping on the boat was probably my best sleep in 2 weeks and I did not want to get out of bed. While we were in Fjordland, we met the famous Kea, a mountain parrot that is very cheeky, cute, and possibly...

Jump to full entry

Nov 30, 2008 - Mildford Sound

Er ist der berühmteste im Fjordland und das mit Recht. Weil wir auf der Straße von Te Anau nach Mildford -einer der "schönsten Straße der Welt", die zuletzt auch durch einen Tunnel führt - wieder einmal fotografisch getrödelt haben, erreichen wir nur mehr das letzte Boot an diesem Tag für eine zweistündige Kreuzfahrt auf dem Fjord - und das stellt sich als unverdienter Glücksfall heraus. Die Katamerane der "Red Boats" sind klein und relativ billig und wir befinden uns daher auf dem Schiff in einer Gesellschaft, die uns taugt. Der Fjord ist...

Jump to full entry

Oct 16, 2008 - Milford Sound (2)

Depart Milford Sound: 3620 km (10.00) It was another stormy night, with the torrential rain falling like stones on the camper and the wind rocking us too and fro, making it very hard to sleep. This morning, miraculously, the skies have cleared. There's a good deal of mist and low cloud around, but the bright blue sky is clearly visible. We didn't get up until 8.30, had a leisurely breakfast and drove out of the site before the sand flies got us. About 5 miles outside of Milford was an attraction called 'The Chasm'. We'd stopped in it...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0... 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ... 19  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com